You know how great inventions seem so simple once someone has invented it? Here is a perfect example: Most modern homes, or renovated older ones, end up with recessed can lighting all over the place. It's cheap, it does the job and it's inoffensive. But it also has no style and looks like you cheaped out on the decor, or couldn't make a decision. On top of that, while it's inexpensive to install, taking them out has always required an electrician, a plaster guy, and then repainting.
Now, if you've been following along, you'll know about saving money on your electric bill by replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs and the new LED bulbs just hitting shelves. Today, I'm going to tell you how swapping your old lights for LED Christmas lights can save you money three ways.
I know it's early yet to be thinking about holiday decorations, but the whole inspiration for this blog today is a program that Home Depot is only running for a limited time. From now until 11/14, you can trade-in old-style Christmas lights and get $3 off a string of new, energy efficient, LED lights.
Update 11/18 - See the bottom of the page for Sears and Kmart light recycling deals.
Composting is great for helping your plants grow, preventing certain plant diseases and deterring some pests in your garden. Composting also helps prevent food scraps and yard waste from heading to the landfill, and saves you money on gardening products you would otherwise buy at the store.
You can compost inside on your countertop or outside, but if you are just starting out, I suggest trying a kitchen compost to see how you like it.
Egads, the Holidays are fast approaching! Whether you're a professional in the kitchen or just dabble at a few recipes this Holiday season, we can all use some great kitchen tools to get us through it all! So I posed the question to the DealPros: "What is your favorite kitchen tool to get you through the Holidays?"....and here's what they had to say:
Laundry detergent is something we all have to buy. It seems
like most popular commercial brands cost more than they should, and
finding alternatives is a great way to save money. Buying
eco-friendly laundry detergent will help keep your family healthy
and will help protect the environment.
Spring cleaning each year can be a good way to help reduce toxins
in your home and remove some unwanted dust around the house.
Fortunately, there are many cleaning tips you can apply to your
spring cleaning that will help your health and can help you save
Here are some of the tips I've found that help put some more green
in my pocket.